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Digital Seminar

LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Speaker:
Tristan Karel Martin, PhD, LMFT
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright:
Dec 12, 2022
Product Code:
POS059035
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD | Live Webinar

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Description

A 9-year-old boy took his own life, just days after coming out to his peers as gay, due to the severe bullying he received. Sadly, he is not alone, suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are rising at an alarming pace.

As a clinician, how do you approach a sensitive topic like gender identity without offending your clients? How do you navigate the LGBTQ spectrum, with its unique terminology and challenges? How are you supposed to help an LGBTQ youth client when their parents are not on board?

You are not alone in struggling with these types of questions. Watch expert Tristan Martin, PhD, LMFT, as he draws on his many years of working with LGBTQ youth. Tristan will show you effective clinical strategies for:

  • The coming out process
  • Bullying
  • Suicide, anxiety, shame, depression, self-harming
  • Making healthy choices
  • Thriving in school
  • Developing support networks

Working with these youth and families can be complex, requiring the balance of many seemingly opposing viewpoints. As a clinician, there is nothing more rewarding than facilitating these changes and watching families discover their own path towards understanding.

Help LGBTQ kids and adolescents know that it’s their right to be themselves!

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Speaker

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Tristan Martin, PhD, LMFT, is a private practice sexuality/gender therapist and professor in Syracuse, New York. He utilizes an affirmative and sex positive stance to connect and create change. Clinically he provides support for gender, sexual, erotic and relationally diverse communities, with specialization in supporting gender transition for youth and adults. Dr. Martin has presented at multiple national conferences and contributed publications to the field of family therapy on transgender issues.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Tristan Martin maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Tristan Martin is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

 


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Objectives

  1. Assess how school, family and social pressures impact the formation of an LGBTQ youth’s identity.
  2. Support the coming out process with youth clients and facilitate family interventions to create safety, support, space, and acceptance.
  3. Analyze LGBTQ youth clients’ level of risk and protective factors for developing symptoms of addiction, anxiety and depression, as well as self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation.
  4. Assess family dynamics of the client to determine potential to work towards increased acceptance and support.
  5. Evaluate the unique clinical needs of LGBTQ youth to inform the clinician's choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Develop LGBTQ affirmative school environments with strategies for working in conjunction with school staff, administration and parents.

Outline

Create a Safe Therapeutic Space
  • Offensive words to avoid
  • Intake session: how to ask about developing identity
  • Approach transgender compared to LGBQ
  • Strategies to establish rapport and comfort
Identity Formation and Coming Out
  • Identity development
  • Internalized homo/bi/trans -phobia
  • The decision to come out
  • Strategies to overcome fear, shame, and rejection in the coming out process
  • Bullying and safety issues
Clinical Considerations and Interventions
  • Treatment strategies for
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Self-harming behaviors
    • Suicidality
    • Substance abuse
    • Shame
  • Importance of family acceptance
  • Impact with other cultural identities
  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches
What you Need to Know about Differences within the LGBTQ Spectrum
  • Lesbian Youth
    • Confront invisibility
    • Facilitate positive self-esteem
  • Gay Youth
    • Explore gender role expectations
    • Sexual health
    • Substance use
  • Bisexual Youth
    • Understand bisexuality as a legitimate identity
    • Harmfulness of bisexual erasure
  • Transgender Youth
    • Assess need/desire for gender transition
    • Options for gender expression
    • Puberty blocking
  • Questioning Youth
    • Make space for exploration and fluidity
    • Reduce pressure to self-label
    • Avoid mislabeling a client
Clinical Strategies for Working with Families
  • Coming out to family members
  • Parents’ reactions and resistance
    • Techniques to work with unsupportive families
  • Support youths’ LGBTQ identity
  • Practical tips to help parents and siblings work towards increased acceptance and support
  • Navigate religious beliefs
  • Facilitate support networks
LGBTQ-Affirmative School Environments
  • Tips to assist parents with school advocacy
  • Coach youth towards self-advocacy
  • Strategies to manage mistreatment
    • Cyberbullying
    • Face to face bullying

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health and Helping Professionals who Work with Children

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